E-BOOK in FUTURE - What Will It Look Like?

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Hello Fellow Warriors,

Just like tape replaced record and cd replaced tape and digital replaced cd as far as music is concerned what is the future of the E-Book? Is it the Audio version? Video version? But those are essentially different products with a different delivery and even a different feel and take longer to product I would think.

I'm just thinking outside the box. Maybe the future e-book is more about clickable features and linking than it is about the delivery method (downloadable) or cosmetics.

What are you thoughts warriors?

Appreciate your input.

J
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  • Profile picture of the author jordorules
    Hello Fellow Warriors,

    I would have thought this would have been a more interesting topic but it's got no replies so far.

    Possibly the future eBook will be more to do with copyright protection and distribution?

    Do you suppose there will ever be a "J.K. Rowling" (Harry Potter Franchise) of eBooks?

    I read an article about this young girl Amanda Hocking who needed to raise some money so she published her novel on Kindle and sold 1,500,000 copies and made $2,500,000 at the time the article was written so it's probably a lot more now as that was 3.5 years ago.

    Is fiction really that popular? Do people read eBooks (non-fiction) about life situations like they do fiction or is it the fiction that allows them to 'escape'?

    Thanks J
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  • The future of ebook will be a "licensed" chip you will have to take and it will read and have approved ebooks you can buy with your digital cash and you can instantly "read" via your implanted chip. You have a implanted lens that communicates with this chip so you can see any diagrams etc and overlays.
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  • All media (audio / video / text ) will be combined into one virtual display,
    which you will be able to read. listen and watch through your visor glasses.

    Duh.

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    • Profile picture of the author jordorules
      Any serious replies? Or maybe those where lol. I'm sure they said duh to the guy who proposed making music digital too hehe. J
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      • Originally Posted by jordorules View Post

        Any serious replies? Or maybe those where lol. I'm sure they said duh to the guy who proposed making music digital too hehe. J

        Actually, mine was serious. There's no reason to continue reading just written material in what will become an ancient PDF or kindle format, or even listening to an audio book only, when you can have all media combined into an optional 3D experience, while giving you the option to read text only by turning off the other media.

        Things change slowly, but they will.

        Law offices, doctor offices, etc still send faxes, why, is beyond me.
        But that's another topic.
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        • Profile picture of the author jordorules
          Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

          Actually, mine was serious. There's no reason to continue reading just written material in what will become an ancient PDF or kindle format, or even listening to an audio book only, when you can have all media combined into an optional 3D experience, while giving you the option to read text only by turning off the other media.
          Thanks stoltingmediagroup. Well goes to show you here I am the guy asking the question and thinking outside the box and I didn't think you where being serious lol. I think the visor glasses comment threw me off. Some kind of hologram perhaps? Sounds fascinating did you read about this somewhere or is it just from your own creative thoughts? I noticed that image of the visor glasses is that from some article?

          Appreciate it. My apologies for discounting it at first.

          J
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  • Currently available technology and what's available on the market are two different things.

    Have you seen this yet from Microsoft?


    This will make you think differently about the future of how we work, read, listen, watch, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author jordorules
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      Currently available technology and what's available on the market are two different things.
      Very true. "Blending your digital world with your real world". Wow. Absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing that!

      Your right about the future of eBooks. It's just a matter of when but the format will be along these lines.

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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      Have you seen this yet from Microsoft?
      Neat; thanks. I just realized that the dog at 1:58 was a simulation, too. Who needs real pets anymore?
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

        Neat; thanks. I just realized that the dog at 1:58 was a simulation, too. Who needs real pets anymore?

        Say it isn't so!

        Next, someone will be suggesting this!


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      • Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

        Neat; thanks. I just realized that the dog at 1:58 was a simulation, too. Who needs real pets anymore?
        Yeah well, years from now someone will resurrect this thread, and we'll be laughing at how we were typing this on a keyboard.

        "Really Grandpa and Grandma?? People typed with fingers on a piece of plastic with letters on it? pfff... hihihi that's so funny..."
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        • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
          Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

          Yeah well, years from now someone will resurrect this thread, and we'll be laughing at how we were typing this on a keyboard.

          "Really Grandpa and Grandma?? People typed with fingers on piece of plastic with letters on it? pfff... hihihi that's so funny..."
          May not even need to wait two generations. Here's a series of AT&T commercials from '93, i.e., one generation. Just about every prediction (if not all) is now commonly available. About the biggest "miss" is that AT&T wasn't necessarily the dominant player in each of these various developments.

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          • Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

            May not even need to wait two generations. Here's a series of AT&T commercials from '93, i.e., one generation. Just about every prediction (if not all) is now commonly available.
            Interesting how most of them did become pretty standard today. If not obsolete already.

            I like the last one at: 3:17 where the PC owner has a virtual assistant (search Dog)
            who lives in the PC.

            ----------------------------------------
            PC OWNER: "Good Morning!"

            PC DOG: "....the reference material I've gathered for your meeting,
            and I'm still working on those Playoff Tickets"

            PC OWNER: "Good boy!"
            ----------------------------------------

            Sounds a tad strange saying "Good Boy" to my computer after if finds something online, but I guess we have become used to stranger things over the years.
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            • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
              Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

              Sounds a tad strange saying "Good Boy" to my computer after if finds something online, but I guess we have become used to stranger things over the years.
              Not any stranger than making niceties with Siri or Cortana or Google Now.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    You know, there is always a distinction between things. From books to ebooks; letters to emails.
    The future of ebook is actually a combination of audio, visual and text altogether. But in an optional way, based on user's preference.
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
      I've been embedding audio and video files into PDF documents for years and I often use kindle text to speech to listen to instead of just reading a book.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        people like to read. While technologies might be fun and interesting, the written word will always be there
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          I would say this video answers your question!


          Don't know about 5 years though, we will probably have this by 2025 - 2030.

          A newspaper that is interactive, and you can download something and throw it into it, seriously cool; I was trying to find the Minority Report, man reading the paper, but this is far cooler!

          So, a hardback e-book, whereby you can download a novel, etc online and throw it into the book, which reads like a real book.

          With the only exception that apart from Harry Potter images, an e-book could probably hold a few hundred books, etc.

          Get sick of Harry Potter, and switch to How to Make Donuts!

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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Originally Posted by jordorules View Post

    Is it the Audio version? Video version? But those are essentially different products with a different delivery and even a different feel and take longer to product I would think.
    I'm getting more and more involved in audio book production, and it's certainly one way that authors can differentiate themselves from the crowd, precisely because it takes more effort to produce. Thus, the audio book titles become larger fish in a smaller pond.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

      Say it isn't so!

      Next, someone will be suggesting this!


      Demolition Man sex scene - YouTube


      Terra
      Speechless again!

      He is in a room with Sandra Bullock, and messes with a Google glasses mockup and magic mushrooms, (must be there somewhere) what a disappointment, he, he!

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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      I'm getting more and more involved in audio book production, and it's certainly one way that authors can differentiate themselves from the crowd, precisely because it takes more effort to produce. Thus, the audio book titles become larger fish in a smaller pond.
      I record a lot of audio books for clients. I think that is a growing trend...


      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author HDRider
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        I record a lot of audio books for clients. I think that is a growing trend...


        Terra
        I love audio books, I can lay on my couch and listen to them, plus I can get through a whole book in an evening compared to several days of reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordorules
    Thanks tagiscom for that video and Fellow Warriors for all your comments! J
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I think this is such a ridiculously obvious question! Frankly, given how things are, I feel my predictions HERE might come true, even though they are mostly overkill, etc....

    JK ROWLING? FORGET IT! ******THAT****** technology is HERE, and some are trying to make it COMMERCIAL! They have been fr about a DECADE, though the idea is MANY decades old, and uses mid 20th century and earlier technology.

    So what do I see could happen? JK rowling, but 3D, interactive, and with features like references, games, etc.... AGAIN, mostly using 20th century technology.

    STILL, people may TIRE of papers, especially if it is 3D. How about putting the technology in a watch? It could use certain technology that has been used since the late 20th century to make a pinhole projector act like reality and have super fast and flexible I/O.

    Steve
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